8 days in Danube Countries Itinerary

8 days in Danube Countries Itinerary

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Fly
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive
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Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 1 night
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Vienna, Austria

— 2 nights

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo, step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, and then hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, then admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, then examine the collection at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

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Philadelphia, USA to Vienna is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Vienna. Traveling from Philadelphia in October, expect Vienna to be a bit cooler, temps between 58°F and 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Prague, Czech Republic

— 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
On the 23rd (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Vrtba Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, then take in the views from Charles Bridge, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Kampa Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): take a stroll through Lesser Town, then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and then get in on the family fun at Thrill Park - Prague's Horror Theme Park.

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Getting from Vienna to Prague by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In October in Prague, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games
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Budapest, Hungary

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Danube

You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
On the 25th (Mon), appreciate the history behind Shoes on the Danube Bank, admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, and finally take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid. Keep things going the next day: test the waters at a local thermal spa, then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion.

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Traveling by car from Prague to Budapest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. In October in Budapest, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums
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Bratislava, Slovakia

— 1 night

Beauty on the Danube

Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Michalska Brana, then wander the streets of Bratislava Old Town, and then step into the grandiose world of Bratislava Castle.

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You can drive from Budapest to Bratislava in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in October, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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